One Iowa proudly provides a list of resources for LGBTQ Iowans and allies. Inclusion on our website does not warrant or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or outcome. You must fully vet each resource.

Adoption Resources

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has compiled a series of questions to ask yourself before you start the adoption process.

HRC’s overview of adoption options.

 

Foster Parenting

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) created a brief overview about fostering and what foster parents can expect from the process.

To become a foster parent in the state of Iowa, you must go through the Iowa Foster & Adoptive Parents Association (IFAPA). On the IFAPA site, you can find the necessary DHS forms as well as a foster parent handbook to start the process of becoming a foster parent.